Young boy with autism starts fundraiser to get himself a service dog

Bristol, England — A 12-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Pathological Demand Avoidance or PDA has been trying to raise funds in hopes of getting himself an autism service dog. Elliott Pugh has been struggling with his condition, which causes behavioral problems that hinder him from interacting with the outside world. His condition sometimes makes […]

PDA – Pathological Demand Avoidance

Pathological Demand Avoidance (a part of the autism spectrum) is much better known about now than it was a few years ago, but it is still not as widely understood as it should be. The name makes it sound closer to a disease, or a mental health issue, but it isn`t – in fact it […]

Living with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), One Mother’s Story

Last week we published a story about Carolyn Weighill and her fight for better recognition and diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). Carolyn has recently launched an e – petition. The story can be found here. Following on from this story Autism Daily Newscast was contacted by a parent who also wanted to share her […]

Parent Carolyn Weighill Talks about Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Carolyn Weighill from Bracknell, Berkshire – is a mother of 2 fighting for better recognition and diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) in the UK. Carolyn’s daughter Jessica 9 shows PDA behaviours but as yet does not have a diagnosis. Carolyn told us that recently Jessica has been referred by CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental […]

Parents Hopes for Autistic Children in 2014

As a parent of an autistic child it is sometimes difficult to comprehend and envisage what the future will hold for our children. – As it is New Year and everyone is busy making New Year’s Resolutions, Autism Daily Newscast thought it would be interesting to ask parents about their own hopes for their child’s […]